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Winter Awaits Us

The woods are brown and the trees they are bare,

Seductive and mysterious, a chill in the air.

The feel of the earth, so crunchy and soft,

I walk them alone, the cool morning frost.

 

Anticipation awaits us, change we will see,

An eventual white blanket, will coat every tree.

It’s as old as the ages, as sure as the sun,

The coming of winter, another season is done.

 

 

 

 

A Life Transformed

The trees of fall they bend and sway,

All in the promise of a crisp clear day,

But the cold nights come with hopes anew,

With blades of grass now soaked in dew.

 

The leaves have fallen, the sky now clear,

All beauty in time, my heart holds dear,

But we all stand alone when our fears do take hold,

The change of the seasons, a story is told.

 

So as time marches on with loss keenly felt,

Our hearts still in place, the cards have been dealt.

After winters fine wrath has wiped the slate clean,

A brand new beginning can start to be seen.

Lost in Thought

Wandering through the night sky

Lost in thought, hoping for clarity

Answers found in a cerebral swirl

Floating in time, endless

The misty haze of reality kept at bay

Content in the place that allows for hope

Safe, warm and secure, don’t let go

 

To See Through My Eyes

To see what I see

Frequent and far reaching delusions spread through time

From the carnival barkers dais.

Lies penetrate the forgotten soul,

Sweeping through the barren wasteland of the mind,

Tortured senses beaten down by an incessant silky haze of

Memories…best…kept…hidden.

I Walk Alone

I walk alone.

Alone in the wisdom of the woods

Alone with the love of natures embrace

I walk alone.

Alone in each step, the drumbeat of the distant wanderers

Alone, searching for truth in the infinite space

That is the wilderness, my life, my love

Forever marking time

 

 

 

Can’t We All Just Get Along???

In just a few short weeks a new president of the United States will be elected. The one and only guarantee of this election is that approximately one half of the population will not be happy with the results. It won’t matter who is elected, the internet will be filled with cries of the end of the world and that as a nation we won’t be able to survive four years of  a Clinton or Trump presidency.

Decisions will be made that you won’t agree with. Things will be said by the new president that you won’t agree with. Both sides of the aisle will continue the insidious name calling that has sadly become the mainstream of U.S. politics.

Here’s the one good thing. You don’t have to be a part of the nonsense. It doesn’t matter who you support, in the end it is your choice on how you decide to respond. You can be part of the name calling and blaming, or you can decide not to be.

I am making a choice to do the following (regardless of who wins):

  1. Each of us have a system of values that we have either received from our families or developed on our own. I will continue to impart these values to my children and I will associate with those who hold those same beliefs.
  2. I understand that not everyone shares my beliefs but I will not resort to demeaning those who are opposed to what I believe.
  3. With that said, I will not tolerate those who oppose me in a manner which is detrimental to both parties. I will actively defend my beliefs in an appropriate manner.

As Americans, we have the first amendment right to speech. In these troubled times we need to exercise that right, but to do so in a manner that does not resort to what has become the norm in our society. Nothing is going to change in our society (and many others) if we can’t learn to disagree with each other without resorting to lowering ourselves to calling names and playing to the stereotypes that got us to where we are in the first place.

Way to much mental energy is wasted on hating those who disagree with us. Instead of continuing to beat each down through words and actions, someone has to stand up to those on both sides who do not want to participate in a meaningful discussion. Will that person be a politician? An everyday person? Who??

Please let  me know what you think. Am I crazy to expect a reasonable amount of civil discourse, no matter who wins?